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[image]Clarie Coast and Adelie Coast, Antarctica - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The broad white expanse of East Antarctica has a sameness that can make it hard to distinguish the permanent coastline of the continent. If you look closely at these true-color (MODIS) images from September and October 2002, however, you can see a subtle distinction, a line where the rippled texture of the actual land surface gives way to the smooth surface of the coastal ice shelf. The shelves and coastlines to their interiors have a variety of names...
Downloads: 3
[image]Tropical Cyclone Kujira (02W) east of the Philippines - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
This true-color image from the (MODIS) on the satellite on April 19, 2003, shows Tropical Cyclone Kujira in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Philippines. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/19/03. Data End Date: 4/19/03.
Keywords: Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Philippines
Downloads: 3
[image]James Bay, Canada - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These (MODIS) images show seasonal ice forming in James Bay, which is the southern extension of the larger Hudson Bay. James Bay separates Ontario, Canada (left), from Quebec. The images were acquired in late 2002. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/16/02. Data End Date: 12/16/02.
Keywords: Where -- James Bay; Where -- Hudson Bay; Where -- Canada
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires in Arizona and New Mexico - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Thunderstorms have brought little but lightning and gusty winds to fires burning in Arizona and New Mexico. On July 13, 2003, lightning ignited a fire on the Fort Apache Reservation in eastern Arizona about two miles west of the small town of Whiteriver. The Kinishba Fire quickly exploded to several thousand acres, forcing about 5,000 people to evacuate their homes. In three days, the fire had grown to 17, 700 acres and was only 15 percent contained...
Keywords: Where -- Arizona; Where -- New Mexico
Downloads: 3
[image]Aral Sea - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Aral Sea continues to shrink as the summer draws to a close. Once the fourth largest inland sea, the Aral Sea in southern Kazakhstan and northern Uzbekistan has divided into three bodies of water. While the Northern Aral Sea and the Southern Aral Sea have been separate for much of the 1990s, the Southern Aral Sea split along a north-south axis more recently. In this true-color (MODIS) image, the eastern half of the Southern Aral Sea appears particularly smaller than previous images have show...
Keywords: Where -- Aral Sea; Where -- Kazakhstan; Where -- Uzbekistan; Where -- Turkmenistan
Downloads: 6
[image]Svalbard, Arctic Ocean - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the ...
Keywords: Where -- Svalbard; Where -- Norway; Where -- Barents Sea; Where -- Arctic Ocean
Downloads: 10
[image]Floods in Madagascar (false color) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Mud-tainted waters push over river banks into Madagascar’s crop lands and villages in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Gafilo. According to the , widespread flooding caused more damage than Gafilo’s 72 mile-per-hour winds. Flood waters have inundated some of Madagascar’s major rice-growing areas, and the crop is not expected to survive. Other crops, previously damaged by Cyclone Elita in February, are also in bad shape...
Keywords: Where -- Madagascar
Downloads: 5
[image]Canary Islands - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean often create interesting cloud patterns such as wake effects or von Karman vortices as they disturb air flow over the comparatively smooth ocean surface. These images were acquired by the (MODIS) on the Terra and Aqua satellites during 2002. In a few of the images, dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa shrouds the scene. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Aqua; Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Downloads: 13
[image]Snow and ice in Wisconsin - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
This pair of true- and false-color images from the (MODIS) on the satellite on January 23, 2003, is centered on the state of Wisconsin. Winter temperatures have brought a lip of ice to the shores of Lakes Superior (north) and Michigan (east). In the false-color image, snow-free ground is green or tan, snow is light blue, and ice is light or bright blue. Clouds are white. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 1/23/03...
Keywords: Where -- Wisconsin; Where -- Michigan
Downloads: 3
[image]Yucatan Peninsula - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
A blue green halo of shallow water surrounds the deep green Yucatan Peninsula of southeastern Mexico in this true-color Terra MODIS image from December 8, 2003. In the southwestern end of the halo, rivers deposit brown clouds of sediment into the water, which eventually fade to a milky green as they dissipate. On the western side of the peninsula, blue-green waters highlight bays as well as the islands and cays of Belize’s Barrier Reef (right edge)...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Guatemala; Where -- El Salvador; Where -- Salvador; Where -- Nicaragua; Where -- Honduras
Downloads: 12
[image]Atmospheric gravity waves and internal waves off Australia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Two unique types of waves ripple through the Indian Ocean in this spectacular true-color (MODIS) image, taken by the satellite on November 11, 2003. In the upper western portion of the image, atmospheric gravity waves reveal themselves in double, overlapping arcs of clouds. In the eastern part of the scene, a mixture of wave patterns caused by atmospheric gravity waves and internal ocean waves fans out from the coast...
Keywords: Where -- Indian Ocean; Where -- Australia
Downloads: 10
[image]Hurricane Dennis (04L) off Florida - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
More than a million people are evacuating the coastal areas of Florida and Alabama as Hurricane Dennis steadily approaches. The first hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, Dennis has already been a deadly storm. It crossed over Cuba on July 8 and 9, leaving at least 10 dead, and caused additional deaths in Haiti. After re-emerging over open water, Dennis re-strengthened into a dangerous Category 3 hurricane with winds approaching 115 miles per hour when this image was taken at 2:45 p....
Keywords: Where -- Florida; Where -- Alabama; Where -- Cuba; Where -- Haiti
Downloads: 3
[image]Typhoon Maemi (15W) off China - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Maemi after it passed over Japan’s Okinawan Islands on September 11, 2003. Even though its sustained wind speed had dropped to 123 miles per hour, Typhoon Maemi was the strongest typhoon to hit the islands in 30 years, according Japan’s Central Meteorological Agency. News reports claimed that one person died and at least 94 others were injured in the storm...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- China
Downloads: 3
[image]Icebergs near South Georgia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
This series of true- and false-color images from the (MODIS) on the satellite shows the movement of a few large icebergs near South Georgia, and island to the east of the southern tip of South America. These images show icebergs from Antarctica approaching the island. In the false-color imagery, ice is red, liquid water on the ground is dark blue to black, and liquid water clouds are white. Despite its seemingly icy veneer, the mountainous island is an important wildlife habitat, harboring seals...
Keywords: Where -- Georgia
Downloads: 8
[image]Fires in Arizona and New Mexico - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Twenty miles north of Tucson, Arizona, the Aspen Fire raged through the Coronado National Forest in June and July 2003. The fire began on June 17, 2003, and over the next few weeks grew to more than 40,000 acres. Hundreds of homes and businesses in communities on Mount Lemmon were burned, and hundreds of people have been evacuated from the area as fire fighters struggle to contain the blaze in difficult terrain under hot, dry, windy conditions.In these (MODIS) images from the (top) and (bottom) ...
Keywords: Where -- Arizona; Where -- New Mexico
Downloads: 3
[image]B-15A, B-15J, B-15K, and C-16 icebergs in the Ross Sea, Antarctica - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Summer’s thaw normally releases Antarctica’s Ross Sea and McMurdo Sound from the thick sea ice that accumulates over the winter, but in 2005, the process was blocked. The massive B-15A iceberg is disrupting the normal wind and current patterns that break up the ice, leaving McMurdo Sound frozen.McMurdo Sound passes through an annual cycle in which thick ice freezes on the water during Antarctica’s frigid winter, then breaks and drifts into the Ross Sea during the summer...
Keywords: Where -- Ross Sea
Downloads: 3
[image]Hurricane Frances (06L) off Puerto Rico (afternoon overpass) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer () aboard NASA’s satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Frances on August 31, 2004, at 17:55 UTC (1:55 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Frances was located approximately 230 km (140 miles) north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico and was moving towards the west near 26 km/hr (16 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 225 km/hr (140 mph) and the storm’s minimum central pressure was down to 942 millibars...
Keywords: Where -- San Juan; Where -- Puerto Rico
Downloads: 3
[image]Fires across Central Russia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On May 16, 2004, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer () on NASA’s satellite captured this image of the southern portion of the West Siberian Plain and dozens of fires (red dots) smoking across the region south of the Ob’ River, which cuts a tan path from the right edge across the top of the image. The Ob’ is joined near the top center of the image by the Irtysh River. Sensor: Terra/MODIS...
Keywords: Where -- Russia
Downloads: 3
[image]Frozen Lake Superior - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These (MODIS) images show the ice in Lake Superior on selected dates in February and March 2003. It is very rare for Lake Superior to freeze over completely due to its large size and great depth, both of which inhibit freezing. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/16/03. Data End Date: 3/16/03.
Downloads: 5
[image]Burn scar of the Biscuit Fire, Oregon - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These true- and false-color images from the (MODIS) show the massive burn scar left behind by the Biscuit Fire that burned in Oregon and into northern California in August 2002. In the true-color images from early September, forests appear dark green, and the burn scar appears dark brown. In the false-color images, vegetation appears bright green, and burned areas appear bright reddish-brown. In both images, actively burning fires are marked with red dots...
Keywords: Where -- Oregon; Where -- California
Downloads: 6
[image]Fires and smoke across Alaska and Northern Canada - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The 2004 fire season in Alaska and western Canada continues to be a smoky one. On August 10, 2004, the (MODIS) on NASA’s satellite captured this image of western Alaska (left), Yukon Territory (center), and westernmost Northwest Territories, Canada, with a huge plume of smoke fanning out from several large fires (marked in red). The largest cluster of fires is located north of the Alaska Range Mountains, and a second concentration is apparent northwest (up and to the left) of that cluster, sou...
Keywords: Where -- Alaska; Where -- Canada; Where -- Amundsen Gulf; Where -- Gulf of Alaska
Downloads: 3
[image]Fires and smoke across Brazil and Bolivia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Biomass burning along the border between Bolivia (center) and Brazil (top and right) has been intense and widespread for more than two months. This true-color image acquired on September 14, 2004, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (), aboard NASA’s satellite, shows a large number of fires (red dots) are still burning, producing a thick pall of smoke that is curving north along the spine of the Andes Mountains, obscuring the landscape over much of central South America.Such l...
Keywords: Where -- Bolivia; Where -- Brazil; Where -- United States of America
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires and smoke in Ukraine and Russia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These true-color (MODIS) images from late August 2002 show scattered fires (red dots) burning across western Russia and eastern Europe. In the image from August 25, 2002, the Black Sea is at the bottom, with Turkey on the southern shore. Counter-clockwise around the Black Sea are Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine. Ukraine covers most of the area north of the Black Sea. Some of western Russia is visible at right...
Keywords: Where -- Russia; Where -- Black Sea; Where -- Sea of Azov; Where -- Turkey; Where -- Bulgaria; Where -- Romania; Where -- Moldova; Where -- Ukraine; Where -- Belarus; Where -- Lithuania; Where -- Latvia; Where -- Estonia; Where -- Baltic Sea
Downloads: 6
[image]Fires and smoke in Southeast Australia and Tasmania - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Firefighters in southeast Australia got a small break over the weekend of Jan. 25, as cool, damp weather gave an opportunity for fire control lines to be established around many threatened communities. Conditions are expected to become dangerous by mid-week, with temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and gusty winds. So far the blazes in Victoria and New South Wales have scorched more than 1 million acres.This true-color (MODIS) image from the satellite on January 28, 2003, shows the fires ma...
Keywords: What -- Opportunity; Where -- Australia; Where -- Victoria
Downloads: 3
[image]Fires and smoke around Lake Baikal, Russia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Fires surrounding Lake Baikal in southeastern Russia continue to burn largely out of control on May 30, 2003. This true-color (MODIS) from the satellite shows active fires marked with red dots all around the lake. Huge, dark burn scars mark the forests in the region, and smoke streams across Mongolia (below left) and China (right). Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/30/03. Data End Date: 5/30/03.
Keywords: Where -- Russia; Where -- Mongolia; Where -- China
Downloads: 5
[image]Southeast United States - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These two (MODIS) images of the eastern United States captured on by first the and then the satellite on successive days show autumn burnishing the Appalachian Mountains with its copper touch. On September 23, a winter storm hovers at the north of the image and dips into West Virginia. By the next day, the clouds were gone and a dusting of snow remained on the Allegheny Mountains in the eastern part of the state...
Keywords: Where -- United States of America; Where -- West Virginia; Where -- Virginia; Where -- Pennsylvania; Where -- Georgia
Downloads: 3
[image]Internal waves in the Red Sea - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Internal waves ruffle the waters of the Red Sea between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. These underwater waves travel through the boundary between layers of water of different temperature and density. They usually happen when the tide pulls the bottom layer of dense water across a rough surface. As the bottom layer undulates, it creates waves along the boundary of the surface layer of water. Because of this movement and difference in water density, internal waves can be seen from space, as shown in this...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Red Sea; Where -- Egypt; Where -- Saudi Arabia
Downloads: 10
[image]Fires and smoke in North Central Europe - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These images of northern Eastern Europe and western Russia show scores of fires filling the air with smoke in mid-September 2002. At upper left is the Baltic Sea, which is almost completely hidden by smoke on September 9. A few days later, the skies had cleared, but the fires (indicated with red dots) were still burning. These images were captured by the (MODIS) on the and satellites. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS...
Keywords: Where -- Russia; Where -- Baltic Sea
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires and smoke in Western Russia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
This true-color image of the Northeast United States and Canada was captured by the (MODIS) on August 11, 2002. At left center edge is New York, with New Jersey to its south and the eastern part of Pennsylvania to the southwest. To the southeast of New York is Connecticut, followed by Rhode Island. To their north is Massachusetts, and to its north are New Hampshire (right) and Vermont (left). New England’s northernmost state is Maine...
Keywords: Where -- United States of America; Where -- Canada; Where -- New Hampshire; Where -- Jersey; Where -- Pennsylvania; Where -- Connecticut; Where -- Rhode Island; Where -- Massachusetts; Where -- Vermont; Where -- Maine; Where -- Russia
Downloads: 3
[image]Fires and smoke in Central Russia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Smoldering fires (red dots) send plumes of smoke across Central Russia in this (MODIS) image acquired by the satellite on August 25, 2003. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 8/25/03. Data End Date: 8/25/03.
Keywords: Where -- Russia
Downloads: 4
[image]Fawn Peak Complex Fire, Washington - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
This series of (MODIS) images from the and satellites shows the Fawn Peak Complex Fire in Washington in July 2003. The Fawn Peak Compmlex is the largest cluster of red dots in the images. This complex consisted of three fires—the Fawn Peak, Farewell Fire, and Sweetgrass Fire—that were started by lightning on June 29, 2003. By July 16, the Fawn Peak and Sweetgrass Fires were under control, but the Farewell Creek Fire continues to grow rapidly in the steep, dry, and rugged terrain of the Pasay...
Keywords: Where -- Washington
Downloads: 3
[image]Algal bloom in the Salton Sea, California - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Salton Sea, shown in this series of (MODIS) images, is California’s largest lake. The current Salton Sea formed in 1905 when an irrigation canal ruptured, diverting the Colorado River into the Salton Basin in southeastern California. The basin filled, resulting in the lake that exists today. At 227 feet below sea level, the basin has filled with flood water from the Colorado River many times in the past...
Keywords: Where -- Salton Sea; Where -- Colorado; Where -- California
Downloads: 4
[image]Floods in Northern Madagascar - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
In January, two weeks of heavy rain inundated Madagascar just before the island was struck by Cyclone Fari. This series of images by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments aboard NASA.s Terra and Aqua satellites displays flooding in northwest Madagascar on January 31, 2003. Prior to being hit by the cyclone, floods throughout the country killed 13 people and forced several thousand from their homes.In these false-color images, water is solid blue and black, land is...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Aqua; Where -- Madagascar
Downloads: 3
[image]Floods in Argentina - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
In early May 2003, heavy rains in Argentina led to devastating floods that displaced 35,000 people and killed over 25 people in the province of Santa Fe. The floodwaters can be seen in these true- and false-color images acquired on May 8, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft.All the rivers and tributaries in this region are much more swollen than normal...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Argentina; Where -- Santa Fe
Downloads: 3
[image]South Central Alaska - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
In early September 2002, south-central Alaska appeared lush and green at lower elevations, while the higher mountains were capped with snow. At lower left of the true-color (MODIS) image from Sept. 2, 2002, a think line of snow dusts the peaks of Kodiak Island. Left of center, Cook Inlet is filled with sediment, probably a mixture of tidal action and river outflow. At right, the Chugach Mountains line the coast of the Gulf of Alaska, and behind them are the Wrangell Mountains...
Keywords: Where -- Alaska; Where -- Gulf of Alaska
Downloads: 4
[image]Greenland West Coast (false color) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
What might at first be mistaken for a series of images showing the approach of summer on the edge of the Greenland ice sheet in fact shows an increase in melting over the past several years. The three images above show the melting in June of 2001, 2002, and 2003. Since 2001, the amount of melting along the edges of Greenland’s ice cap has increased significantly.On June 14, 2001, the brown surface of the rocky, exposed coastline is still mixed heavily with the patches of snow, and Qeqertarsuaq...
Keywords: Where -- Greenland; Where -- Davis Strait
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires across Angola and the Dem. Republic of the Congo (afternoon overpass) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Thousands of smoky fires (red dots) were burning across Democratic Republic of Congo (top right) and Angola (bottom left) on May 10, 2004. These images and the fire detections were captured by the (MODIS) on NASA’s satellite in the morning and satellite during its afternoon overpass of central Africa.The widespread nature of the fires, their location (generally located away from remaining natural vegetation, which appears deeper green), and the time of year suggest that these fires are being s...
Keywords: Where -- Angola
Downloads: 3
[image]Ship tracks off France and Spain (morning overpass) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
An unusually high number of ship tracks are visible in the clouds off of the coasts of France and Spain in these (MODIS) images from the satellite and satellites, captured within hours of each other on January 27, 2003. Very small airborne particles emitted in the exhaust of large ships (and airplanes) attract water particles, acting as “seeds”for clouds, or cloud condensation nuclei, as they are scientifically named...
Keywords: Where -- France; Where -- Spain; Where -- Pacific Ocean
Downloads: 7
[image]Smoke across eastern Canada - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Smoke poured from fires in the Quebec province of Canada on June 2, 2005. Scores of fires have been burning in the area since the end of May. According to reports from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center, at least 20 of the 83 fires burning as of June 2 were out of control. Nearly all the fires were started by lightning.In this image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer () on NASA’s satellite from June 2, thick smoke streams eastward across Quebec and out over the Gul...
Keywords: Where -- Canada; Where -- Gulf of St. Lawrence
Downloads: 4
[image]Hurricane Alex (01L) off the United States East Coast - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The (MODIS) onboard NASA’s spacecraft captured this true-color image of Hurricane Alex on August 4, 2004, at 11:00 A.M. EDT. At the time this image was taken Alex was located approximately 400 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. Alex was moving towards the east-northeast at 20 mph and that motion was expected to continue over the next 24 hours...
Keywords: Where -- North Carolina; Where -- United States of America
Downloads: 5
[image]Fires in South Africa - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Rot dots scattered across South Africa mark the location of active fires in this (MODIS) image captured by the Terra satellite on September 23, 2003. The point of land in the bottom left corner of the image is Cape Recife, and the grey patch on its eastern edge is Port Elizabeth. The independent Kingdom of Lesotho, an enclave of South Africa, is outlined in black, center. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 9/23/03...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- South Africa; Where -- Recife; Where -- Lesotho
Downloads: 3
[image]Frozen Lake Superior - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These (MODIS) images show the ice in Lake Superior on selected dates in February and March 2003. It is very rare for Lake Superior to freeze over completely due to its large size and great depth, both of which inhibit freezing. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 2/17/03. Data End Date: 2/17/03.
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires in Central Africa - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Over the course of the day, the number of fires (indicated with red dots) burning across the central African Sahel and savannas can increase as much as three-fold. For example, on December 16, 2002, fires increased from just over 1,000 at the time of the Terra MODIS overpass to close to 4,000 by the time Aqua MODIS passed over in the afternoon. The ability to monitor the diurnal pattern of fire is one of the many benefits of having two iterations of a sensor flying aboard "sister" satellites...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Aqua; Where -- Chad
Downloads: 3
[image]Fires in Arizona and New Mexico (afternoon overpass) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Gusty winds, steep and rocky terrain, low humidity, and water shortages are slowing the progress of firefighters as they work to contain the Aspen Fire northeast of Tucson, Arizona (red dots southwest of image center). The fire has burned hundreds of homes and other structures in communities on Mt. Lemmon. After beginning on June 17 of unknown causes, the fire had already grown to more than 11,000 acres by Monday, June 23...
Keywords: What -- Phoenix; Where -- Arizona; Where -- New Mexico
Downloads: 3
[image]Dust storm across Pakistan - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Thick streamers of dust blew out of Pakistan on December 19, 2004. The dust storm appears to be originating near the base of the Chagai Hills near the border with Afghanistan and to the south in the hilly coastland between the Makran Coast Range and the Arabian Sea. This true-color image was acquired on December 19, 2004 by NASA’s satellite. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/19/04.
Keywords: Where -- Pakistan; Where -- Afghanistan; Where -- Arabian Sea
Downloads: 4
[image]Floods in Bangladesh - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
In late summer 2002, heavy monsoon rains led to massive flooding in eastern India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, killing over 500 people and leaving millions homeless. This series of true- and false-color images acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft begins on August 5, 2002, and shows the extent of this flooding.In the upper right-hand corner of the Aug.5 image, the swollen Brahmaputra River runs east to west through the Indian state of A...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Nepal; Where -- Bangladesh
Downloads: 3
[image]Fawn Peak Complex Fire, Washington - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Although two of three blazes of the Fawn Peak Complex Fire were extinguished soon after they began on June 29, 2003, the third fire, the Farewell Creek Fire, continued to grow as of July 28, 2003, when this (MODIS) image was captured by the satellite. The fire, marked with red in the center of the image, was nearly 69,000 acres and only 35 percent contained. Low humidity and high temperatures continue to make the fire difficult to control...
Keywords: Where -- Washington
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires and burn scars in Indochina - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images from late 2002 and early 2003 show scattered fires (red dots) burning across Southeast Asia. At upper left on December 12 is Thailand, in the center is Cambodia, and along the right edge is Vietnam. In Thailand, the city of Bangkok appears as a large grayish patch along the coast of the northernmost part of the Gulf of Thailand...
Keywords: Where -- Thailand; Where -- Cambodia; Where -- Vietnam; Where -- Bangkok; Where -- Gulf of Thailand; Where -- South China Sea; Where -- China
Downloads: 3
[image]Snow trail across South Central United States - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On December 25, 2002, a fast-moving winter storm left a trail of snow across the central United States. Among the states pictured are (bottom center to top) Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. East of Oklahoma is Arkansas, and to its north is Missouri. This image was captured by the (MODIS) on the satellite. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/25/02. Data End Date: 12/25/02.
Keywords: What -- FAST; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Texas; Where -- Oklahoma; Where -- Kansas; Where -- Nebraska; Where -- Arkansas; Where -- Missouri
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires in Montana and Alberta - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Fast-moving forest fires raced through terrain at the front range of the Rocky Mountains in northern Montana (bottom right)) and Alberta, Canada (top right), in July 2003. In Montana, the fires (marked in red) forced thousands of tourists and staff to evacuate Glacier National Park (image center) in late July, while in Canada, the blaze forced many residents of the small community of Hillcrest to evacuate their homes on Sunday,July 27, as the fire, moving through the nearby forest at almost 27 m...
Keywords: What -- FAST; What -- Aqua; What -- Terra; Where -- Montana; Where -- Canada
Downloads: 4
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